ABOUT THE CONFERENCE

The First Arusha International Tourism Conference (AITC1) will take place in Arusha, Tanzania from 24th to 25 May 20233. This event is one of the largest international tourism conferences globally dedicated to academic discussion and practitioner engagement. The event will attract participants from all over the world to come and share their experiences and expertise on the current issues and developments in the tourism sector. 

CALL FOR ABSTRACTS 

We are now opening the call for paper abstracts. We welcome papers that focus on the main conference theme which is; “Emerging Issues on Sustainable Tourism: Challenges and Opportunities”. The conference accepts papers that are current, practical, and policy-oriented. The authors should be guided by the following sub-themes. 

  • ICT in Tourism Development
  • Transportation and Logistics Handling during the COVID-19 era
  • Contemporary Issues in Wildlife Conservation
  • Peace, Stability, and Tourism
  • Indigenous Communities and Sustainable Tourism
  • Human capital management and sustainable tourism

IMPORTANT DATES

Event

Date

Acceptance of abstracts

10 March, 2023

Closing date for full paper submission                   

30th March 2023

Notification of acceptance of full papers              

10th April 2023

Early registration (with reduced fees)                   

Before 10th April 2023


WHO SHOULD ATTEND

This tourism conference targets tourism professionals, practitioners, researchers, policymakers, academicians, and all interested individuals.  Also, the conference welcomes the attendance of graduate students and post-doctoral researchers. 

CONFERENCE FEES

Category

International participants

Participants from EAC

Before 10th April 2023

General participants

US $ 400

TZS 600,000

Students

US $ 200

TZS 300,000

After 15th May 2023

General participants

US $ 450

TZS 700,000

Students

US $ 250

TZS 350,000


HOST 

The First International Arusha Tourism Conference is hosted by the Institute of Accountancy Arusha (IAA) which is located in Arusha city, Tanzania

ABOUT ARUSHA  

Arusha, which is located in the northern part of Tanzania, is the major tourists’ hub in the East African region. Arusha city is a center that connects tourists to three UNESCO recognized wonders of the world found in Tanzania, namely Mount Kilimanjaro, Ngorongoro Crater and Serengeti National Park. Regarding climatic condition, the city is a tropical area with two rainy seasons in a year; one in April and another in November. Normally, May is rainy season which is accompanied by cold weather.

VENUE INFORMATION 

The conference will be held in the Arusha International Conference Centre (AICC) which is adjacent to the East African Community (EAC) Headquarters.  AICC is located in the middle of Arusha city and is 40 minutes’ drive from Kilimanjaro International Airport (KIA). The Centre is surrounded by word-class hotels, lodges and entertainment facilities. During your stay in Arusha, you will be able to visit the world’s famous national parks like Ngorongoro, Manyara and Serengeti. You will also get an opportunity to physically see Tanzanite Precious Tanzanite stones and may visit the foot of Kilimanjaro; the highest mountain in Africa. The mountain’s foot is 90 minutes’ drive from Arusha and 50 minutes from Kilimanjaro International Airport.  

TENTATIVE PROGRAM 

Session

Wednesday 24th May

Thursday 25th  May

Friday 26th May

Morning

Registration

Parallel Tracks

Country tour (optional)

Opening Plenary Session

Parallel Tracks

 Break

Lunch

Lunch

Afternoon

 

Parallel Tracks

Parallel Tracks

Parallel Tracks

Parallel Tracks

Evening

Cocktail 

 


CALL FOR ABSTRACTS AND PAPER SUBMISSIONS

Richard Sikira

Email: rsikira@gmail.com, richard.sikira@iaa.ac.tz

REGISTRATION 

Dr. Paul J. Salia 

E-mail: saliapaul75@gmail.com; psalia@iaa.ac.tz  

ACCOMMODATION AND LOGISTICS

Elias Mbuti

Email: eliasmbuti@gmail.com; elias.mbuti@iaa.ac.tz 

SPONSORSHIP AND EXHIBITION OPPORTUNITIES 

If you would like to find out more information about becoming a sponsor or exhibitor please contact: Dr. Paul J. Salia

E-mail: saliapaul75@gmail.com; paul.salia@iaa.ac.tz